Map for community warm spaces
List of community warm spaces
Local authorities, charities, the third sector, organisations and community groups are coming together to hold warm spaces across the winter. These warm spaces encourage the community to come together, stay warm and avoid social isolation.
Below is a list of warm spaces available across the Island – please also check websites, social media and notice boards for local events.
- Lezayre warm space* - Starting on Wednesday 30 November 2022 from 2pm to 4pm and also on 7 December 2022, 14 December 2022, 21 December 2022, 11 January 2023 right up to the end of March 2023. Located at Sulby Community Hall, Clenagh Road, Sulby. Contact Anne Heap at 898242 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Northern Wellbeing Partnership – single location offering integrated health and social care services for the community.
- Ramsey Library – offers a warm and dry place for those wishing to use the PC's, access WiFi, read magazines, newspapers or books.
- Northern swimming pool* - Warm space, hot showers and free swimming for all children and over 60s from 31 October - 31 March (term time only). This also allows for an adult to swim for free with a child of Primary School age. Normal admission charges apply outside of the Warm Spaces Timetable and during school holidays.
Warm Spaces Free swimming sessions: Tuesdays 5pm to 6:30pm, Wednesdays 5:30pm to 7pm, Friday 6pm tp 7:30pm.
- Ramsey Library warm space* - Monday and Thursday evenings 4.30pm - 6.30pm
- Arbory Parish Hall* - Warm Welcome events run weekly on Tuesdays until the end of February. The sessions for adults are at 2pm to 3:30pm; pop in for a cuppa, chat and cake. The session for those with children are at 3:30pm to 5:30pm; pop in after school for games, crafts, homework session, free hot dogs or toasties. There are also entertainment events on the last Friday of each month at 6:30pm to 9pm.
- Rushen Heritage Trust* - Regular warm spaces at their centre at least three times a week providing warm drinks, craft workshops, quizzes, board games, bingo etc.
- Southern Befrienders Hub Club - Fun, friendly activities for adults of all ages, in a warm, sociable environment. Hot drinks and biscuits included.
- Southern Wellbeing Partnership - single location offering integrated health and social care services for the community.
- Southern Warm Spaces - view a list of warm spaces available in the South.
- Southern swimming pool* - Warm space, hot showers and free swimming for all children and over 60s from 31 October - 31 March (term time only). This also allows for an adult to swim for free with a child of Primary School age. Normal admission charges apply outside of the Warm Spaces Timetable and during school holidays.
Warm Spaces Free swimming session: Saturdays 2:15pm to 4:15pm.
- Ballasalla warm space - A warm place and warm welcome. Hot drinks, food, friendly conversations and much more. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- King William's College - a warm space, a hot meal and a warm welcome. Saturdays from 12:30pm to 3pm during term time.
- Colby Methodist Church* - Soup and warm afternoons Mondays (fortnightly). Soup lunch 12pm - 1.30pm and extending with tea, coffee and biscuits through the afternoon until 4pm.
- St Mary's on the Harbour, Castletown* - Wednesdays from 10am, warm drinks followed by soup lunch and film club. Friday coffee mornings. Christmas day lunch.
- Port St Mary Town Hall - Warm space, hot drinks, games and chat. Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm in the East Room.
- Port Erin Methodist Church* - The church will be extending the drop-in opening times from 11:45am to 3pm every Wednesday: an opportunity to socialise, stay warm and enjoy hot food and drinks. And extending its monthly Thursday night dinners to begin at 2pm.
- Harvey Briggs Library, Onchan - Stocks thousands of titles for all ages, and offers digital audio and ebooks and Internet services. Everyone is welcome to call in and browse, or join in events throughout the year. There is a tea and coffee machine, free wifi, computers, and free daily newspapers. Opening hours can be viewed on their website.
- Henry Bloom Noble Library, Douglas - Join for free and enjoy free computer use, wifi, newspapers, magazines, books (including eBooks and eAudiobooks ) and more in a warm and welcoming place that is open six days a week.
- Live at Home Head Quarters, Salmon Lake Centre in Laxey* – tea, coffee, biscuits and light lunches every Thursday 10am to 3pm. There will be quizzes, puzzles and light entertainment so that people can enjoy their time away from home and socialise with others. If transport is required people will need to contact Live at Home directly (telephone 627778).
- Living Hope Community Church* - A regular warm space with refreshments at St Joseph's Church in Willaston. Thursdays 12pm - 3pm with a free warm lunch served from 12pm. The community fridge is open at the same time. Visit livinghope.im for more information.
- Kensington Arts – weekly creative classes, workshops and projects for 8-18 year olds.
- NSC - from 31 October free swimming sessions for school children.
- Manx Museum – open daily all year. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. The museum is showing films every day in the lecture theatre up until Christmas. No charge: Monday - Isle of Man From the Air, Tuesday - Manx Trains and Trams, Wednesday - Manx Mines and Minerals, Thursday - Happy Holidays Vol 1, Friday - Happy Holiday Vol 2, Saturday - Happy Holiday Vol 3, Sunday - Isle of Man From the Air.
- Manx Legion / Age Concern* - Hot lunches will be served in the Manx Legion, Market Hill, Douglas on Thursday 19 January 2023 and Thursday 2 February 2023. Doors open at 11:30am. On Thursday 19 January officers of the Office of Fair Trading will be in attendance to assist in any queries you may have. Please ring Manx Legion on +44 1624 675217 to confirm your attendance, this will enable us to cater for the correct number. Representatives of Age Concern Isle of Man and the Manx Legion look forward to meeting you all again and to assist in any queries you may have.
- Marown Bowling Club – warm spaces afternoon every Monday 2pm to 4pm.
- Onchan Methodist Church – coffee mornings run every Friday between 10am and 11:30am.
- St Andrews United Reformed Church in Douglas - Everyone is welcome. Free hot drinks from 2pm to 4:30pm.
- Winter Warmer coffee mornings - Join for a free warm drink and take part in activities and games every Friday from 9am to 12pm at Henry Bloom Noble Library.
- Family Library warm space sessions* - Extended opening times Wednesday and Friday evenings, remaining open up 7pm with refreshments, books, jigsaws, games, free internet access, friendship and support.
- South Douglas Old Friends Association* - Tea dances plus additional social events, refreshments, entertainments and activities free of charge:
Thursday 12 January, 1pm – 4pm: Warm refreshments followed by a tea dance. With teas, coffees and biscuits later in the afternoon.
Tuesday 31 January, 1pm – 4pm: Warm refreshments, board games, bingo.
- St Columba Club, Sydney Mount, Douglas - A warm & cosy welcome open to all each Monday and Friday throughout winter. 10am - 2pm tea, coffee, home-made soup, quiet room, family room and TV lounge. (Children must be accompanied by an adult).
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Woodbourne Road, Douglas - Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm and Thursdays 6pm to 8pm.
- Western Wellbeing Partnership - single location offering integrated health and social care services for the community. Daily Day Centre for over 65s and can offer help and support to anyone.
- House of Mannanan Gallery – open to visitors with exhibitions of local artists
- Western swimming pool* - Warm space, hot showers and free swimming for all children and over 60s from 31 October - 31 March (term time only). This also allows for an adult to swim for free with a child of Primary School age. Normal admission charges apply outside of the Warm Spaces Timetable and during school holidays. Warm Spaces Free swimming sessions: Mondays & Thursdays 6pm - 7:30pm
- St John's Methodist Church* - A warm space at St John's Methodist Hall every Thursday morning 10am to 12 noon, providing hot drinks, cake, crafts, puzzles, children's play area and opportunity to chat
- The Philip Christian Centre - Thursdays - Playgroup tots: 9am to 11am, hot drinks and toast available, open to all families with little ones and free to attend until March. All age space: 11am to 1pm, hot drinks and food available - come and join us for a chat. There will also be hampers of warm items available to take if you need them, including hats and gloves, etc. Contact email@example.com
- Peel Elim Community Church* - Warm Spaces on Thursdays - 9-11am Mums and Tots and 11am-1pm all ages
- Centenary Centre* - Fortnightly Films, providing family films on Sundays afternoons every other week in January, February and March
- Peel Youth Club* - February half term holiday clubs
- St German's Cathedral* - Big Table Cafe will open at 11am on Mondays for people to meet and enjoy tea and coffee 11am - 12noon, prior to 3 course meal being served 12:00pm - 2pm. Will stay open until 3pm for people to help themselves to tea and coffee. Activities, board games and light refreshments available.
- St John's Youth Club* - February half term holiday clubs.
- Marown Bowling Club - every Monday 2pm to 4pm, open to everyone and there will be tea, coffee and cakes.
- Peel Library - Monday 9.30am - 1pm, Tuesday 1.30pm - 5pm, Friday 1.30pm - 5pm and Saturday 9am - 1pm and 1.30pm - 5pm.
- Peel Methodist Church - every Friday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm.
- St James Church, Dalby - provides a warm space and will be running a soup stop the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the Dalby schoolrooms starting in January; serving from 12.30pm - 1.30pm. It offers a range of homemade soups, with bread and butter, cakes and coffee. Anyone is welcome to drop by and catch up on the skeet and join us for lunch. There is no charge, but donations to cover costs are always very gratefully received.
- Peel Methodist Chapel - Food and games night every Thursday 5pm - 8pm in the Guild Room. Games evenings for all ages - come along and join in, or just sit and enjoy the company. Soup and sandwiches/ light snacks served from 6pm - 6.30pm
- Corrin Hall at the Cathedral - Winter Warmer Wednesdays 12pm - 3.30pm, food, drinks, activities. All welcome.
*These events are supported by the Warm Spaces Fund provided by IOM Government and administered by the Manx Lottery Trust.
If you would like to set up a warm space in the community you can apply for funding via the Manx Lottery Trust.
If you are running a warm space and would like to promote it here please contact Beverley.Graham@gov.im